|Sea Lion Pups wrestle at Boomer Beach La Jolla (7.20.2020)|
I guess my laptop is on the fritz again but Davey Tiltwheel is an amazing human and has ordered me a new charging port and hopefully that will solve my issues. If I disappear for a couple days, it will mean my laptop finally refuses to charge entirely until I get the new part. Anyway, tomorrow Comic-Con@Home kicks off and is free for everyone. I didn't reapply to press credentials for the online part because I spend most of my days watching media briefings and reading news. Though it's part of my world to help promote livestreams and online things to do, I'm not really into it. I don't really mind being in my bubble if I'm being totally honest. I stay up late, watch plenty of movies and shows, read a ton, track email, get out every couple days for shopping or Nova's soccer or a Zoo or Safari Park trip here and there and I'm good. Nova's soccer team wants to go to the beach as a group after her practice on Friday and just the request alone has me all tied in knots with anxiety that maybe she shouldn't even be on the team if they can't follow such simple rules as no gatherings. Am I to believe they're really following the right protocols for practice (which we're not allowed to watch)?? So frustrating. Wake me when it's all over. More after the jump.
- San Diego Stats:
- 7 new deaths, 1 new community outbreak (14 in last 7 days)
- There have been 219 Outbreaks; 51% in congregate settings
- 4% rolling average positivity rate (lowest in 2 weeks)
- Mayor Signs Exec Order Allowing Gyms, Churches, Salons To Expand Outdoors - KPBS (7.20.2020)
- Flashback: Remember when businesses fought against 30th Street bike lanes because of the loss of parking?? HAHAHAHA. Fucking hypocrites seem to have no problem losing parking for service patios. What a fucking joke.
- Dedicated Bike Lanes Coming to 30th Street in North Park: Bike lanes in North Park may mean street parking would be eliminated in some areas - NBC San Diego (5.13.2019)
- County Intensifying COVID-19 Outreach to Latino Communities
- "The latest numbers provided by the County of San Diego revealed that 45% of COVID-19 related deaths and 61% of COVID-19 infections are Latinos, despite Latinos making up only 34% of San Diego County’s population.
The disproportionate rate of infection and deaths among Latinos, particularly in South San Diego, merits an urgent and comprehensive response from San Diego County. For months, we have been urging the County to create culturally relevant messaging and outreach, increase testing availability, increase contact tracing through trusted community partners, increase protections for essential workers, and increase support for people who test positive for COVID-19.
Despite these actions and solutions, we're still not seeing a response from our County leadership that shows the right level of urgency. These devastating numbers are the consequence of systemic inequities leading to disastrous outcomes for San Diego’s Latino community. People's lives are at stake; we urge our leaders to do more."
–Nancy Maldonado, CEO of The Chicano Federation
- More Than 39,000 Federal Employees Have Tested Positive for COVID-19. - Defense One (7.19.2020)
Across federal agencies and the US military, nearly 1% of all federal personnel have tested positive for the virus. Nearly 19,000 civilian employees have contracted COVID-19, in addition to more than 20,000 military members.
- Why America’s pandemic carnage is a global tragedy - South China Morning Post (7.18.2020)
An America reeling from the emotional trauma of a mismanaged pandemic is incapable of rational policy. When the world’s leading economy and military power feels vulnerable and insecure, there can be no global peace.
- More Mask Drama
- Exercising with a Face Covering – FAQs - American Council On Exercise
- Fact check: No mask? You can ask why — it isn’t against HIPAA or the Fourth or Fifth Amendments - USA Today (7.19.2020)
- Fact check: ADA does not provide blanket exemption from face mask requirements - USA Today (7.15.2020)
- I don't really like non-reviewed preliminary studies, but if there's a reason to eat more cucumbers, I'm all for it, though no cabbage for me, thanks.
- Coronavirus: eating more cabbage and cucumber might reduce death rate, European study says - South China Morning Post (7.20.2020)